Lori Putnam

Light and Drama - Plein Air Watercolor with Catherine Hillis
October 11–12, 2018

This two- day workshop will begin with a discussion of plein air supplies and ideas for simplifying equipment in the field. Students will then learn how to begin the thought process for designing an exciting composition from the scene before them and how to simplify that landscape in preparation for painting.

Observation is essential to the painter and Hillis will teach students simple steps to aid them in observing truth in the landscape. How to convey atmosphere and depth will be addressed. Catherine Hillis will work with students individually, according to their experience and development and demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the two days. Hillis will encourage beginners in their skills and nudge intermediate and advanced students to the next level.



Payment Options: Students may pay in full or choose the payment-plan option during registration. The payment plan requires a non-refundable $125 deposit with the balance due 30 days before the first day of the workshop.

Notes: First Meeting on Thursday at 10am in the North Studio on the Arts Center Campus.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: The $125 deposit is non-refundable; the balance is due one month before the first day of the workshop. No refunds after the one-month cut-off date. If paying in full upon registration, $125 of the total tuition fee is non-refundable. There are absolutely no refunds after the 30 day cut-off date for any reason, unless the Sedona Arts Center has to cancel the workshop, then all money paid will be refunded in full.


About Catherine Hillis

Catherine Hillis has always been an achiever in the arts. As a youngster, she won awards for her artwork and she acted and modeled in print and television ads, later majoring in Theatre at the University of Georgia. She knew she would always be involved in the arts in some way.
Hillis works both in the studio and outdoors. During the past few years, the artist has traveled extensively to plein air competitions, fulfilling her love for painting nature and history. She is drawn to scenes that are often forgotten or neglected and finds the intrinsic beauty in them. Hillis believes that observation is her best teacher and she is known for the effect of light and movement in her work.

Hillis has won hundreds of awards and honors at competitive shows regionally and nationally. She has earned eight Signature Memberships from national watercolor organizations, was one of 40 elected members of the prestigious Washington Society of Landscape Painters and is a juried member of the Georgia Coastal Artists Guild. She competes regularly competes in international watercolor exhibitions as well as plein air competitions and invitational shows. She served as artist in residence in Dinan, France (2007), and at Hot Springs National Park (2010).

Her watercolor paintings are included in museum, corporate and personal collections and have been published in many venues, including Plein Air Magazine, Watercolor Artist Magazine, American Artist Magazine, Splash 12, Splash 14, Splash 18, the Artistic Touch series of water-media books, The Washington Post, the Best of America Watercolor Artists & Artisans, Volume 1 and the Best of Virginia Artists & Artisans 2005. Her article "Ten Tools for Better Watercolors" was published in American Artist Magazine in September, 2006 and her most recent article was featured in Watercolor Artist Magazine's April 2017 issue. You may see Hillis teaching a series of brief watercolor lessons on MonkeySee.com.

Please visit www.catherinehillis.com for more information regarding galleries, original artwork and classes or email catherine.h.hillis@gmail.com

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